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Two Top Candidates For 'Carrie' Remake Reportedly Are Chloe Moretz & Haley Bennett

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2012 10:09 AM
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The unnecessary-but-it's-happening-anyway remake of "Carrie" over at MGM continues to move forward. At the beginning of the year, a random, but kind of inspired decision was made to have Kimberly Peirce sit in the director's chair, and now it seems a gaggle of young Hollywood talent is circling the title role.

Emily Browning Will Spend 'Summer In February' Instead Of Ophelia Lovibond

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2012 10:24 AM
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Emily Browning is coming off an interesting, if not exactly successful 2011. She had the unfortunate task of leading Zack Snyder's teenage boy wet dream "Sucker Punch," a film whose failures landed squarely on the director, but didn't do much favors to the cast who were ultimately wasted in the endeavor. She then headed to Cannes to walk the red carpet for the provocative "Sleeping Beauty," a challenging, cold, hermetic film that despite its supporters didn't become an arthouse hit. And while she did audition for "Hunger Games," and lined up a part in the upcoming Michael Cera thriller "Magic Magic" she's kicking of 2012 will something a bit more low key.

New Photos From Julia Leigh's 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 27, 2011 2:43 AM
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First Trailer For Daniel Nettheim's TIFF-Bound Adaptation Of Leigh's Novel 'The Hunter'A batch of new photos from writer Julia Leigh's directorial debut, "Sleeping Beauty," have been unveiled and exhibits the beautiful, perverse nature of the film we had all come to expect from their first provocative trailer.

Juno Temple, Emily Browning, Catalina Sandino Moreno Join Michael Cera in 'Magic Magic'

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • May 15, 2011 1:00 AM
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Now here's an interesting project that is newly on our radar thanks to Cannes. Just last week, we learned that Michael Cera would join "The Maid" director Sebastian Silva for a thriller called "Magic Magic." Variety reported yesterday that three lovely ladies -- Juno Temple, Emily Browning and Catalina Sandino Moreno -- will be on hand to work with him. All we know about the film so far is that a girl vacationing with her friends in Chile slowly starts to lose her mind. It's not been made clear who will be taking the lead role, but judging from the billing and her rising star status, it's more than likely going to be Temple.

Cannes Review: 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning Seduces With The Pervading Power Of A Dream

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 11, 2011 9:47 AM
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Greeted with diffident, muted applause at Cannes -- where it was instantly vaulted into must-see territory the second it arrived in competition despite being the debut effort of a first-time director -- "Sleeping Beauty" is a film that seduces and repels, that flickers between a come-hither smoldering gaze and dead-eyed passive aggression. This is, in many ways, the kind of film you only get at a major festival, a hothouse flower, beautiful and delicate and yet surprisingly hardy and potentially toxic. At the same time, it's exactly the kind of film least well-served by being screened at a major film fest, with considered, slow contemplation pushed aside for rushes to judgment as fleet as a tweet.

Watch: Trailer For Cannes Entry 'Sleeping Beauty' Starring Emily Browning

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2011 1:58 AM
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Emily Browning's characters haven't been having a good time in the movie theaters lately. As Baby Doll in Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch," her character escaped the harsh world of a brutal mental institution by becoming a burlesque dancer and action star in alternate realities where wearing skimpy clothes was an act of liberation. Well, as Lucy in Julia Leigh's Cannes competition entry "Sleeping Beauty" she's not going to have it much easier, though, the film will likely be much, much better than Snyder's turgid comic book store mess.

The Ladies Of 'Sucker Punch' On Its Girl Power & Other Revelations Of The Fantasy Action Behemoth

  • By Leah Zak
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  • March 25, 2011 5:48 AM
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Jena Malone Surprised WB Greenlit The Risky Film, Oscar Isaac Gives Details On Working With 'Mad Genius" Nichols Winding RefnZach Snyder's long gestating, high-concept, ladies-led fantasy project "Sucker Punch" -- one not based on any kind of pre-existing franchise or comic book, but very genre-blending -- has been reported on, speculated about and anticipated for ages, so now that it's finally arriving in theaters this weekend, we'll be curious to see if that interest translates at the box office. Will it turn into "Kick Ass," a beloved genre film that was ignored by mainstream audiences? Or will it turn out like "Watchmen," perhaps not the most successful comic-book adaptation of all time given its budget and the legalities surrounding it (a $107 million dollar domestic gross plus $185 million worldwide off a $130 million dollar budget, minus marketing and a very expensive lawsuit to boot which saw WB handing profit from the film over to Fox) but still, with DVD revenue, nothing to be ashamed of either.

"I Would Mop The Floor For Zack Snyder" Emily Browning Says About Intense, Rewarding 'Sucker Punch'

  • By Leah Zak
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  • March 24, 2011 7:05 AM
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Actress Jokes She Would Play 'Superman's Dad If Snyder Asked Her, Also Gives Details On Her Disturbing Next Project 'Sleeping Beauty'EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch" is, if anything, a film like few we've seen before: a female-led fantasy action series where a bunch of girls kick some serious ass in a series of highly stylized fantasy worlds in an effort to escape their reality at an oppressive mental asylum. Baby Doll, the newest patient, leads the pack of young runaways and orphans as they fight off zombie soldiers, dragons and machine-gun wielding robots in an attempt to find the five keys to their freedom. We had the chance to sit down with Baby Doll herself, Emily Browning, and chat about what it took to prepare herself for fighting her way through a fantasy and the intense bonds such an experience can create.

Emily Browning Says Steamy Scene With Jon Hamm Cut From 'Sucker Punch' To Ensure PG-13 Rating

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 23, 2011 7:56 AM
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The jury is still out on Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch," the robots and dragons and girls with guns and swords fantasy pic that opens this Friday. And while it certainly looks unlike anything to hit the big screen -- for better or worse -- Emily Browning reveals that she's pissed one sequence in particular got cut to please the MPAA and help secure a PG-13 rating for the film.

Exclusive: Emily Browning Says She Auditioned For 'Hunger Games,' Declined 'Twilight' Part Of Bella

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 21, 2011 4:15 AM
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'Sucker Punch' Actress Said She Considered Quitting Acting, Which Was Part Of The Reason She Decided Not To Audition For BellaHow did 22-year-old Emily Browning go from the one of the kids in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" in 2004 only take only two roles between 2005 and 2009 ("Stranded," "The Uninvited") before winding up in the lead of Zack Snyder's sci-fi steampunk fantasy action pic, "Sucker Punch," which hits theaters this weekend?

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